Cons:Two-way design instead of three-way or four-way; 45 lbs each.
After returning 2 pairs of Sony's SS-F7000 floor-standing speakers because of damaged grills, I ordered a pair of floor-standing speakers manufactured by BIC America, model DV-84 Venturi, through the "yellow & black tag" retailer ($299.98 + tax/pair). They were delivered by the "brown & gold" delivery company with only minor damage to the boxes (scrapes, bumps, gashes). BIC America ships each speaker in its own container/box, in contrast to the way Sony packages theirs (together in one large box). In addition, BIC America's protective packaging material is at least 200-300% better than Sony's. The BIC speakers were very well protected. Likewise, the speaker grills on the BICs appear to be very well designed and manufactured (very sturdy). Therefore, there was no damage to the grills or cabinets.
7/12/12 I was going to add more to this review but the Epinions system told me that I had too many words for "express view". Then I deleted the specified # of words, then it told me I needed at least 200 words. What? This is way tooo difficult to submit a review, so this will be my last.